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Unread 03-26-2018, 01:22 PM   #1
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Default Club Car DS high speed motor......15 mph

I have a 2002 Club Car DS 48V. The cart has a high speed motor with an upgraded controller. When I had it installed the cart would do 25mph without larger tires. I donít drive it as much as i use to, but I recently changed the batteries and battery cables and noticed the speed was no where close to 25mph. I went out and tested it yesterday and could only get the cart to go 15mph. Any suggestions on what to check?

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Unread 03-26-2018, 01:54 PM   #2
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Lets start with the vehicle serial number.
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Unread 03-26-2018, 02:34 PM   #3
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Somehow you didn't get all the batteries in series.
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Unread 03-26-2018, 04:14 PM   #4
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lets start with the vehicle serial number.
a0028-906624
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Unread 03-26-2018, 04:17 PM   #5
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a0028-906624


Its not a 2002. Its a 2000. I was trying to identify the drive system. I can't identify the drive system by serial number in a 2000 model. Go here and let me know what system you have....

https://www.revolutiongolfcars.com/d...identification


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Unread 03-26-2018, 05:34 PM   #6
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Thank you.

It is a series drive. No tow switch.
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Unread 03-26-2018, 05:35 PM   #7
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Measure the total battery voltage with a multimeter and let us know. Did this problem show up immediately when you put batteries in it? Some pics of your battery compartment may be helpful as well.


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I recently changed the batteries and battery cables and noticed the speed was no where close to 25mph.
if it was working before and you changed something, go back to the something
probably in your cable connections
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Measure the total battery voltage with a multimeter and let us know. Did this problem show up immediately when you put batteries in it? Some pics of your battery compartment may be helpful as well.


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I measured each battery with voltage readings ranging from 8.19 to 8.24 volts. The cart as (six) 8V batteries. I canít say the problem just showed up. I just assumed the cart was slowing down because the batteries were aging. I will try and post photos of the battery compartment this evening. Thank you for your assistance and Happy Easter.
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Unread 08-11-2018, 04:55 PM   #10
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Default Re: Club Car DS high speed motor......15 mph - solved

Well, I feel obligated to post a resolution with the help I received. I also feel like a complete moron after finding the issue.

Since April, I have changed the batteries, changed the cables, changed brake pads, and even replaced one of the long cables on the engine (corrosion). I had washed my hands of trying to figure out why my Club Car DS refused to go faster than 15 mph.

On Wednesday night, my son and I went out and played three holes to wind down. After the third hole my son said the passenger rear tire was flat. I thought I felt something so we headed home and I put air in it. Came out a few hours later and the tire was completely flat. I removed it and threw it in the back of my car and dropped it off at a tire store to be repaired. Tire store replaced the bead/seal around the rim and valve stem.

I reinstalled it this morning and the new tire looked huge. I checked the tire pressure on the other three and all of them were running between 7-10 psi. Aired them all up to the recommended 30 psi and the cart now runs 25mph.

So the moral of the story, other than I am an idiot, is check your tire pressure:)
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